Definitions

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  • n. A female singer or chanter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female chanter or singer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female singer.

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Examples

  • The same chantress was in the choir one day when she "heard with her bodily ears and saw" a vision. 57 It was of a recently deceased nun, who had been chantress in her own day.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • According to God, the former chantress had not always sung the Office, even though she had a pleasant voice.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • [Gertrude of Colmar, the chantress at Unterlinden] made sure that she was the first to come into the choir, and devoted a great deal of care to ensuring that all the sisters sang their psalms to God harmoniously, loudly and solemnly, in whatever way was fitting to each solemnity and season.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • For example, the chantress Hailrat of Engelthal was at Matins on the fourth Sunday of Advent when she and the other nuns sang the fifth response Virgo Israel.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • If she is delighted with the chants, Honeyman is delighted with the chantress and her mamma.

    The Newcomes

  • The abbess of Quedlingberg, who with the four great dignitaries of her chapter, the prioress, the deaness, the sub-chantress, and senior canonness, had that week come to Strasburg to consult the university upon a case of conscience relating to their placket - holes — was ill all the night.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The abbess of Quedlingberg, who with the four great dignitaries of her chapter, the prioress, the deaness, the sub-chantress, and senior canonness, had that week come to Strasburg to consult the university upon a case of conscience relating to their placket-holes — was ill all the night.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The collection includes the coffin of Lady Tahat, a chantress in the temple of Amun, and a set of nested coffins for Tasheret, a lady-in-waiting to Nubian princesses, and, most intriguing, a still-wrapped male whose arms are crossed over his chest in a manner reserved for royal mummies.

    Egyptian Revival in Atlanta

  • The crossing lay as the en-chantress had promised, a row of flat boulders spanning the dark rush of current like footings of an incomplete bridge.

    Stormwarden

  • (Yes, the chantress realized that they squeaked in on the first verse!)

    MONIALES OP

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